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spending for the military. and that's a consequential difference. they know that president obama is going to increase taxes, where, where governor romney is not if he's elected presint. that's an important issue distinctiont coming into the last debate, the annenberg survey showed that the public thought that governor ct romney was more likely to take the country into a war, than was president obama. but the public also believed that president obama had gone around the world apologizing. now in the last debate, governor romney reassured that he was not as likely to take people into war as they had thought in that debate. and i think that was a calculated strategy on his part. now, you could say, "and it was illegitimate. you secretly know that he was more likely." but nonetheless, what we can measure is whether they get what he said he was going to do in the context. and i think that president obama responded to the apologizing around the world claim in a i mber of ways that were effective as well. and i think one of the things that we can say about debas making a difference is that, had
obama's policies has produced. americans are ready for change, for growth, for jobs, for more take home pay, and we're going to bring it to them. >> brown: after two days of intense campaigning, president obama was off the trail today. he did not directly address the new data in a radio interview, but pushed back on romney's criticm.it >> the fact of the matter is that governor romney's economic policies are reverting back to the same policies that i inherited, that led us to the slowest job growth in 50 years, record deficits, and the worst economic crisis since the great depression. what governor romney's offe ng is a return to policies that have failed us in the past. he's now talking about them as "big changes." they're a repeat... a relapse of things that haven't worked for american families for or a decade now. >> brown: with both sides promising to revitalize the economy, there's one more important report yet to come: the jobs numbers for october will be released next friday, just four days before voters head to the polls. earlier today, i talked about the new government economic
center stape tonight inal face-off and between president obama and mitt romney.in good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we get some pre-debate analysis from mark ields and david brooks. >> ifill: tonight's match-up takes place in florida. we travel there to assess the state of the race.an it's getting harder and harder to breakthrough to undecided base voters because there's just such a saturation level of everything and it's so negative. >> woodruff: plus, jeffrey brown looks at where the candidates stand on key foreign policy issues. >> ifill: then, lance armstrong is stripped of his titles and banned from competing for life. ray suarez examines the impact of an athlete's fall from graceo >> woodruff: and we remember a statesman and a proud liberal, presidential candidate and senator george mcgovern. >> your colleague in the press, some of them referring to me as theonscience of the party. tthers talking about me as the peacemaker in the race. and still others as the elder statesman. thas quite a triple crown.t >> ifill: that's all a
up steam. president obama and mtt romney wasted no timendoday gettingo back out on the campaign trail. with election day now only two weeks awayng the candidates are devoting every waking minute to revving up the base and courting any remaining undecided vayters in a handful of critical swing states. for mr. obama this morning, that met the campaign rally before an enthusiastic crowd in delray beach, florida, not far from the night'stof last face-off. >> you ys really arys fired up. ifill: picking up where he left off last night he fold voters th governor romney is not a reliale choice. >> we'reelccustomed to seeingto politicians change their itsitions from like four years ago. we are not accustomed to seeing politicians change their position from four days ago. i mean,... and we joke about romnesia but you know what? this is is important. this is about trust. there is no more serious issue presidential campaign than t trust. >> ifill: doubling down on that argument vice president joe biden amplified the democrats' message at the university ofie toledo in ohio before meeting up with t
romney made three stops there, and president obama headed that way tonight after casting his own vote in chicago. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight: we update the barnstorming by both candidates and talk to n.p.r.'s mara liasson about the big money the campaigns are investing in battleground state >> brown: then, speaking of big money, paat solman walks us through those trillions of dollars spent by the u.s. government each year.n >> reporter: what you might not know about the federal deficit. a guided tour in and around washington, d.c. with the "wall street journal's" david wesson. >> woodruff: we have another in our series of topics not being talked about in the campaign. tonight's missinissue is europe's debt crisis. >> brown: an ancient and historic city at risk in a modern-day civil war.is we look at the destruction in aleppo, syria. >> this is one of the great tragedies. aleppo's an extraordinary cross roads of cultures, religions, all built on aro strata of centuries of --t >> woodruff: and ray suarez has the story of
obama, whose partyonce fought for working men and women against the economic loyalists. so just in ontime, if not too late, comes this definitive examination of inequality. pollute contracts, the rise of the newglobal supervich and the fall of yaef one else. the author is chstia freeman, whose journalism is steeped in years of covering robber baron from mexico and india. once deputy editor of the globe and mail in canada and the correspondent for the financial times and the economists she is now the editor of thompson reuters digital. we're joined by matt taibbi who has made the magazine rolling stone a go-to source for understanding the financial scandals in rural america. who can forget his 2009 article on the great american bubble machine. which describes goldman sachs as a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity relentlessly so jabbing its blood funnel into anything that smells like money. welcome to you both. income inequality hasoared to the highest level since the great depression. with the top 1% taking 93% of the income earned in the f tst year after th
it was really interesting, in your book, how you pointed out that bill responded to f obama's criticism by saying, you know, i would ha done it a little bit differently. i think, you know, you can't attack these people for their succe ds. and i think that's very relevant, because if you go back in time it wasn't always this way, but i think the shift really began with clinton and the new democrats. i think after, you know, walter mondale lost in 84, the democrats decided, you know, we're never going to lose the funding battle again. and they began this sort of84 imperceptible shift where they continued to campaign on social issues, the same way they had before. they retained their liberalism in that sense. but economically, they began to side more and more with wall street, and more andit more wit the very rich, and they've, a i think we've now reached the point where neither party really represents the very poor in the way that the democratse,maybe used mato. and so that's why you don't see it in thee debates because neither party is really an advocate for that kind of left behind clas
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: president obama and mitt romney logged thousands ofa miles today covering states where the election remains a dead heat. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the "newshour" tonight, we take you on the road, as the candidates and their running mates blitz the battleground states. >> brown: then, we look at some surprisingly tight conidsts for open senate seats.fo >> ifill: what's not being talked about on the campaign trail? that's the focus of our new series. tonight's missing issue: the housing crisis. >> brown: four long shots for the presidency got their turn to debate last night. kwame holman reports on the faceoff among the third party hopefuls. >> ifill: betty ann bowser tells the story of a sttle medical center cutting costs edd improving patient care by rethinking he services a hospital provides. >> waiting rooms are total waste.he ther is no reason for a waiting room. it's just an embarrassing reminder of how inefficient we are in healthcare delivery.th >> brown: and judy woodruff gets
at president obama's surprise promise in last night's debate. >> tom: that and more tonight on nb for the send time in three sessions, u.s. stocks suffered a sharp sell-off. prices fell as weak finance l results from corporate americal fed fear about the global economy. at the closing bell, the dow shed 243 points, the nasdaq lost 26.5, the s&p dropped almost 21 points, sending markets to levels not seen since early september. the heavy selling came after everal household names reported weak quarterly financial reports and lowered their expectations for the rest of the year. 3-m, dupont, and xerox wereev among those releasing disappointing results. erika miller reports worries about revenues have cast a shadow over the profit picture.h >> reporter: yes, it's earnings season. but earnings are not the most important indicator this quarter. it's revenues-- how much money a company makes before expenses. >> profits can go down, profits can go up. sales, you want to see nice steady growth. and when you are seeing big drops in revenues and revenue misses, that's definitely a red flag. >> reporter: i
in the campaign. e acsesed president obama of shrinking from the major issues facing the nation. romney promised to offer policies that mched the scale of today's economic challenges. he again touted his five point plan for economic growth,ch including promoting small businesses, cutting the federal budget, and keeping taxes low. >> this is not the time to double down on trickle down government policies that have fail us. it's time for new bold changes that measure up to the moment and that can bring america's families the certainty that the future will be better than the past. >> tom: the obama campaign pushed back against the speech, a spokeswoman today sa while y governor romneoris promising change, it's change that will lead us back to the same failed policies that crashed our economy in the first place. is >> tom: in cities across the u.s., the biggest mortgage lender, wells fargo looking to mend its image after accusations it steered minority homebuyers into sub-prime loans. the bank's strategy is to help certain home buyers with their down payments. as diane eastabook reports cities like
. itpolls show president obama and governor mitt romney are neck- and-neck. s tonight they have their third and final debate in boca rato and tom is there. tom.at florida is the big fridz for the campaign. it has the most number of electoral vote its at stake, in the fall election. it also a state that has felt the full force of the great recession. the housing market in some areas in florida has shown signs of life but remains well bloat boon years. the job market in the sunshine state has seenlow recovery. >> t lunch crowd start to its file in to vinnie's all day calf nie boca raton around 11:30. despite it's name vinnys is owned by a guy named jay dietz. he bought the restaurant from vinny more than a decade ago. >> food prices are going up a couple extra dollars i won't sacrifice the quality of our food just to make a couple extra dollars. >> reporter: wile tonight's debate focuses on foreign affairs t is still the competent that remains the issue for floridians. >> the big issues have to be taxes and jobs. they have be to-- to be. just talking about the bank, the insurance industry, an
, quarterly results from chevron and merck. >> m: education is one of them: many issues president obama and governor romney sparred about in their presidential campaign debates. and tonight's commentator says there's an entire group of students that have been short- changed. he's todd buccholz, author of "rush: why you need and love the rat race." >> our schools have cheated and discriminated against a generation of students. when i was in high school, they divided us into two tracks. the college prep kids read "beowulf" and "macbeth"; the other kids were shunted into so- called vocational education, where they learned how to build a house, change spark plugs, and wire air conditioners. of course now, most us college kids can't ev u explainn how a toaster works. so where was the cheating and discrimination? those vocational kids weren't taught enough. they should've been taught, not just how to build and fix things, but how to run a business. if you've been trained as a plumber and can snake a pipe, you might be able to make ends meet for your family. but if you've also learned how to
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